Snow boots. If you look up the term on Wikipedia, you’ll find that it’s basically a pair of warm waterproof boots usually worn in the icy snow. And when anyone thinks of snow boots, the picture of chunky, bulky, completely unfashionable, calf-or-knee-grazing footwear always — inevitably, comes to mind.
But dare we say that image is so passé. These days, you can find stylish all-weather boots even in your local department store. You know, the kind that you literally will not be ashamed to wear. But just in case you need a few more suggestions, we’ve put together this list for you. Whether you’re looking for a pair that’s heavy duty or boots that are not as hard wearing, there’s a pair here to suit your fancy. Have a look at the list at tell us which pair you are likely to grab.
1. Aerin Edlingham Boots, $630 (was $698)
Just because there’s snow outside doesn’t mean you have to put off looking fly. These super luxe and cozy boots from Aerin are not only perfectly chic with their patterned panels, fur trimmings, and lace-up details, but they’ll also keep you protected.
Note however, that because these are made of suede material, best to wear them on hard snow (keep away from the sludge). But if you must, spray on those protectors.
2. Ugg Anais Shearling Wedge Boots, $250
Not keen on bulky? Then opt for this pair from Ugg. It’s a great all-arounder that you can wear from fall through winter. Sure, these boots aren’t meant for knee deep snow, but they are seriously on trend. The 4-inch tall wedge heels will give you the lift you want while the shearling footbed will keep your feet warm and toasty. Don’t worry about slipping because these also come with rubber soles for traction.
3. Ash Yes Shearling Cuff Wedge Boots, $335
These suede fur-trimmed ankle boots from Ash are too cute to pass up. Again, these are not meant for knee deep snow, but they’re meant to make you look chic and stylish. These boots feature shearling at the cuffs and multiple buckled straps that add edge and polish. The rubber soles are also lugged for traction to keep you from slipping. Don’t forget to spray protector on these boots.
Heading to Aspen? Or maybe you just want to look like you’re taking the snowy weather seriously? Then maybe you should grab these hard-core snow boots from Aquatalia. These shoes are made from a combination of weather-proof suede, leather, and nylon-tech fabric to give you the kind of protection you’ll need. They also feature lace-up details and rabbit-fur trimming for added flair. How likely are you to grab this pair?
We simply could not look away from these pearlized metallic rubber Tretorn faux-fur-lined boots. Aren’t these so cool? They’re sporty, functional, and downright affordable. Wear them with a winter-white outfit for the full effect.
6. Hunter Regent St. James Rain Boots, $195
Who can refuse a good pair of wellies? These two-tone Hunter boots will not only keep you safe and dry from the slippery snowy streets, they’ll immediately kick up your look a notch. Do be sure to wear some thick wool socks underneath, because these don’t come with fur lining.
These shearling boots from Burberry look too unique to ignore. They’re rugged yet polished at the same time — a very rare and unique combination given the silhouette. You can wear the collar all the way up or fold them as seen on the picture. The fur lining on these boots will keep your feet warm, but you may have to wear these with caution since the rubber soles are only half-an-inch thick (keep off the slushy snow!).
This pair from Moncler looks as posh as its pricetag. It features quilted and leather uppers, thick treaded rubber soles with 4-inch tall wedges, and wrap-around buckled straps at the ankles. If you’re serious about looking good in the snow and you can afford expensive shoes, then be sure to grab these.
Who can resist this knee-high pair from MARC by Marc Jacobs? It’s a classic that’ll give you the mileage. It features thick rubber soles that are treaded for traction, and hidden wedge heels for added lift. The sherpa lining will also keep your feet insulated. Just pull on these boots and you’re ready to go!
Another great option that will give you a lot of mileage are these shearling-trimmed snow boots from RED Valentino. These feature soft lambskin leather uppers, bow-detailed buckled straps on the back, and thick rubber soles to keep your feet off the ground. What we love about them is that they look rugged yet at the same time, quite refined.